Murder of Anni Dewani

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 5th, 2012
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The Western Cape High Court jailed Xolile Mngeni for life on Wednesday for killing honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani. He was also sentenced to 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances and to five years for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, to run concurrently with his life term....
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 19th, 2012
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A South African accused of being the triggerman in the 2010 honeymoon slaying of a Swedish bride was found guilty Monday, ending his long-delayed trial as the woman’s husband continues to fight extradition over the killing. Judge Robert Henney gave the verdict Monday in the trial of Xolile Mnge...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 9th, 2012
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Cape Town – A man made surprise admissions on Tuesday in connection with honeymooner Anni Dewani’s murder. Xolile Mngeni, 25, who is on trial for her death, signed a document in the Western Cape High Court confirming that the body found in Khayelitsha in November, 2010, was that of Dewani...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 11th, 2012
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British honeymooners Shrien and Anni Dewani begged for their lives after their vehicle was hijacked in a South African township, a court has heard. In a police video shown in court, suspect Xolile Mngeni described their pleas in a statement taken on November 16 2010. He said he and a man named ‘...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 31st, 2012
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Anni Dewani was murdered in Khayelitsha because the hitmen in the case did not have transport back to their homes in that area. “As we were driving near Mew Way [we got near] to C Section, where we stay, that’s why [Xolile Mngeni] decided to shoot her,” Mziwamadoda Qwabe, who earlier this month plead...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 30th, 2012
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Cape Town – The fact that Anni Dewani was not sexually abused on the night she was murdered in a Cape Town township has given her family a “glimpse of happiness”, her emotional father said on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Vinod Hindocha, supported by Anni’s cousin Nishm...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2012
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Cape Town – The middleman in the Anni Dewani murder case has testified that he had not expected to benefit from helping to source a hitman, as he would have considered such payment “blood money”. On Monday, the witness, who may not be named for fear of intimidation, also admitted to lying in hi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 16th, 2012
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A little over 24 hours – this is what it took to plot Anni Dewani’s murder. Details of the plan, allegedly masterminded by husband Shrien Dewani, were revealed as the State’s first witness took the stand on Wednesday. The trial of Xolile Mngeni, who is suffering from a brain tumour, started in the We...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2012
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A man accused of shooting Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani pleaded not guilty to killing her as his murder trial opened in a South African court on Wednesday. Xolile Mngeni denied charges of murder, kidnapping, robbery and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition at the Cape High Court after bei...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 8th, 2012
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JOHANNESBURG – One of two South African men accused of being hired by a British newlywed to kill his Swedish bride pleaded guilty Wednesday to his involvement in the slaying and received a 25-year prison sentence after promising to co-operate with prosecutors, officials said. Mziwamadoda Qwabe ...